"Some people only dream about meeting their favorite scientists, I teach mine."

8th Grade Science Final Project Rubric

Mar Vista Academy Science

8th Grade Final Exam Project Rubric

8th Grade Final Project Rubric

Viking Peer Feedback Sentence Starters

I compiled a list of sentence starters for the 7th and 8th grade teachers to use as the students self and peer grade their final exam projects. We’re focusing on being kind, specific, and helpful with our peer feedback.

Viking Peer Feedback – Sentence Starters

Metacognitive Bookmark

  • Shared Metacognitive Bookmark with 8th grade team
  • Recorded a video of myself teaching the Metacognitive strategies
  • Uploaded video to Teaching Channel website
  • Added comments and lesson guidelines in the video for reaching students through science literacy strategies.

For each student: Metacognitive Bookmark

Reading: To Catch a Thief

Give One Get One

I wrote Give One Get One activities to be used in class, for the end of the semester, for both 7th and 8th grade. The Give One Get One strategy was then implemented during PLC and we went through how to teach this to the students, by actually teaching each pother.

It All Starts With a Leaf Give One Get One

Magnetism and Astronomy Give One Get One

Reciprocal Teaching: Magnetism

Designed reciprocal teaching activity for 8th grade science teachers.

Article: Reciprocal Teaching: Mysterious Magnets in an MRI Machine

Note Taking Guide: Magnetism (Reciprocal Teaching Note Taking Guide


Providing Meaningful Feedback

Middle School Evidence Statements

Update NGSS Middle School Evidence Statements

MS Evidence Statements June 2015 copy

CERA Assessment

During Reading Strategies in Science

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